Tag Archive: maths

Building a 3D Printer from a microscope – Part 1

Simple extruder

I’ve jumped on the 3D printer wave, intending to build my own RepRap inspired 3D printer. I’ve found an old microscope platform to customize. This platform has an XY-table and a precise Z axis. I wanted to spend time building my own 3d printer, but not all of my time. I wanted to get better …

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Servo tester by 555 timer

I needed a servo tester for my workshop, to have at hand whenever I change servo horns or need to see if a servo is dead. I decided to use a 555 timer to do this.

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Using LDO as an adjustable voltage supply

I came across this Low DropOut voltage chip and figured I would use it as an adjustable voltage source. All it required was a trimpot, a capacitor and a resistor.

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Android Accelerometer App

This entry describes a quick and dirty way of displaying accelerometer data on an android device. The application outputs the applied force as a circle, where the radius of the circle represents the magnitude of the force vector, with the gravity subtracted. It also demonstrates the difference between a shifting buffer and a ring buffer.

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